This CITO / Litter Pick will be between 10am and 12 noon on Saturday 28th March, starting near the Basketball courts outside the Olympiad Leisure Centre, Chippenham. You are welcome to help for part of the time or throughout, we will have a group photo at the end of the event. We will be doing a litter pick through Monkton Park in support of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean which is on this date, and you will also qualify for the Geocaching Spring season CITO souvenir
The nearest parking is the pay and display parking near the station car park (the Olympiad car park is unavailabile due to building works). There is limited free on-street parking around the residental area of Monkton park, if you use this then please park respecting the residents.
I am grateful to the local group http://blog.off-the-ground.org/ for having done the hard work of arranging equipment and facilities for this CITO. Please post your intention to attend to allow us to have the right quantity of equipment. Litter picks and bags will be provided, please bring gloves if you want to use these. We will be using the health and safety form from off-the-ground which will need to be completed and signed before taking part. If you can download this form and complete it beforehand this will help us make a prompt start (some spare copies available at the start point).
SAFETY: During the CITO you may come across hazardous materials or situations. If in doubt, do not touch but record the coordiantes using your GPS and report it to the organisers. Hazardous materials could include needles, broken glass, barbed wire, heavy objects, dog waste etc. Hazardous situations could include slippery and unlevel ground, the adjacent river, trip hazards, slopes etc. You take part at your own risk and must sign the form before starting.
Children and dogs are welcome at the event but are the responsibility of the parent / owner. Dogs should be on a lead. Please consider safety (especially relative to the adjacent river) and other park users.
CAR PARKING: Note that the Monkton Park car park (next to the Olympiad Leisure Centre) is closed for building work (they are building a multi-storey car parking on the site). I have included an alternative car park in the waypoint section.